About

I am a strategic communicator with expertise in public relations, media relations, crisis management and social media. Trained as a journalist, I have reported from the Massachusetts Statehouse, taught future journalists and worked within state government. My health care experience includes managing crisis communications at a Boston hospital in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing. My freelance reporting has appeared in Columbia Journalism Review and I have been a frequent commentator on Massachusetts government and politics.

 

As Director of Media Relations at a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital I served as chief spokesperson and led a team that expanded from traditional press release and TV pitches to include staff-produced video and social media.

 

I was recognized for my accomplishments with a Sloane Fellowship, an internal executive leadership-training program that stretched my horizons by working on non-communications-related projects.

 

After the Marathon, I was called upon to share our experiences with audiences ranging from the Public Relations Society of America International Conference to the Utah Public Information Officers annual conference.

 

© 2016 by Jerry Berger. All Rights Reserved.

Email: jerrymberger@gmail.com                       Tel: 617-510-4998

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